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St. Padarn (Paternus)

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Birth: ~490
Death: ~550
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A native of France's Bretagne region, Padarn journeyed to the British Isles, and settled in Wales as a monk. He founded a monastery at Llanbadarn Fawr, which became the seat of a new diocese, with him as its first bishop. Padarn served for twenty-one years in the episcopal office as a man of much prayer and self-denial who frequented the bedsides of the sick and preached the Gospel across the countryside. He is also said to have made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

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